POSTED: 10:03 a.m. HST, Feb 24, 2012
The Medical Examiner's Office has identified the Japanese tourist who drowned while snorkeling off Heeia Kea pier Tuesday as 67-year-old Ichiro Kawashima.
Kawashima, who was from Tochigi, drowned after diving off a tour boat in waters off Heeia Kea Pier. Paramedics and fire rescue personnel met the boat at the pier about 11:13 a.m. He was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.
The Medical Examiner's Office classified his death as accidental.